R2 Preview - Cumberland United vs. MetroStars

February 26, 2020

We preview Round 2 in the National Premier Leagues - SA competition as North Eastern MetroStars play away to Cumberland United at A.A. Bailey Reserve on Saturday afternoon.


MetroStars will be looking to bounce back quickly after a shock 3-0 loss (highlights here) at the hands of Adelaide Olympic last Saturday evening. Rob Saraceno will be demanding a response from his squad after a disappointing performance. 


Meanwhile Cumberland also started the season with a 3-0 loss, away to Adelaide City. Cumberland were unlucky to concede a soft penalty which was dispatched by Nick Bucco in the 21st minute. A double from Perry Mitris denied the Foxes a dream return to the top flight. Former MetroStars forward Matthew Charalambous will a familiar face among the opposition having spent the last two seasons at T.K. Shutter Reserve.


MetroStars Squad: 1. Isaac Carmody, 3. Cohan Morris, 5: Tim Henderson, 7. Michael D'Aloisio (c), 8. Rocky Callisto, 10. Anthony Solagna, 11. Luis Benedetti, 12. Benjamin Head, 14. Dylan Smith, 16. Kyle Crout, 17. Matthew Dawber, 18. Fabian Barbiero, 19. Cooper O’Donnell, 20. Joshua Mori, 22. Hamish Gow, 23. Christian Esposito, 25. Jackson O’Donnell, 26. Stefan Cali


Injured: 4. Justin Davis, 9. Tom Strain

Suspended: 24. Nahuel Bonada


Cumberland United Squad: Tommy Briscoe, Matthew Charalambous, Jace Cummins, Callum Elms, Declan Gray, Juan Gutierrez, Aristomenios Haralampopoulos, Antoni Panagoulias, Jordan Pegoraro, Karl Phelps, Jack Schoen (C), Christopher Skull, Harry Thannhauser, Ryan Wood, Charlie Yull, Luke Schoen (GK)


Highlights: MetroStars 0-3 Adelaide Olympic    Footage: Football South Australia



Form (last 5 games):


MetroStars 0-3 Adelaide Olympic

MetroStars 1-2 Fulham United

MetroStars 5-4 Adelaide Comets

White City 1-2 MetroStars

MetroStars 7-0 West Adelaide


Adelaide City 3-0 Cumberland United

Cumberland United 4-2 West Torrens Birkalla

Cumberland 1-1 Sturt Lions

Adelaide City 2-0 Cumberland United

South Adelaide 2-0 Cumberland United



Last 5 meetings: 


3.7.17 - MetroStars 5-0 Cumberland United

15.4.17 - Cumberland United 1-5 MetroStars

25.2.17 - Cumberland United 1-2 MetroStars

8.6.14 - MetroStars 4-1 Cumberland United

1.3.14 - Cumberland United 0-0 MetroStars


Stefan Cali in action in a pre-season friendly against Fulham United . Photo credit: Adam Butler


Come and join us Saturday afternoon for a massive game of football! The game will be live streamed on the Football South Australia YouTube channel.

Referee Appointments:

Eric Ford Sestili - Referee

Liam Miller - Assistant Referee 1

Denis Palushaj - Assistant Referee 2


Cumberland United vs. MetroStars
Saturday 29th February 2020 - 3:00PM

Reserves 12:45PM | Under 18 10:30AM

A.A. Bailey Reserve, Clarence Gardens




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